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Ivatt tank to attack Bodmin’s banks!

The Bodmin & Wenford Railway (BWR) has received a welcome visitor to assist with its peak summer timetable – Mid-Hants Railway-based BR ‘2MT’ No. 41312. The Ivatt 2-6-2T is set to spend around three weeks on the friendly Cornish heritage line before returning home to the Watercress Line. Ahead of entering

Protests mount in reaction to East Coast changes

PLANNED timetable changes on the East Coast Main Line are fuelling growing protests, with councillors and MPs unhappy about the implications for Darlington. LNER is proposing to increase the number of trains calling at Durham, but the price of that will be fewer trains calling at Darlington. LNER said the number

Fine after boy was electrocuted in freight yard

THE operator of Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal near Rugby has been fined £6.5 million after being found guilty of negligence over the death of an 11 year-old boy in June 2017. Northampton Crown Court heard that Harrison Ballantyne and some friends entered the terminal to retrieve a football, and while

Manchester tram services recover after mystery damage

WORK is continuing today in a bid to discover how 43 Manchester Metrolink trams were damaged, forcing their withdrawal from service yesterday. Metrolink operator KAM (KeolisAmey Metrolink) is expecting to run a normal service today, following emergency repairs. It appears that an infrastructure fault damaged the trams, and KAM is continuing to